Effective Governing Boards: A Guide for Members of Governing Boards of Public Colleges, Universities, and Systems

This guide provides an overview of the important responsibilities of serving on the board of a public college, university, or system. It is intended to clarify the fiduciary responsibilities for which boards are held accountable.

Sections include:

  • Introduction: The Governance of Public Higher Education
  • The Governing Board's Basic Responsibilities
  • Hallmarks of an Effective Board
  • Resources

(Versions for independent and foundation boards also available.)

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